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Irrational Fear of Anaphylaxis
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LoloMagic123 · 15/06/2022 00:03

Since having a baby 12 weeks ago I have developed an irrational fear of anaphylaxis. I am 29 years old and other than having a bit of eczema on my face sometimes I don’t suffer with any allergies - I did experience facial swelling after having my baby which may have triggered this, though I believe this to be water retention caused by sobbing!

Is there any encouragement or advice anyone can give me to help me overcome this irrational fear?

One of my particular fears is that if I had an anaphylactic reaction, i wouldn’t make it to hospital on time. We live 26 minutes away from any hospital. This really frightens me!

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Mytortoiseisbetter · 16/06/2022 20:46

hmm, any previous experience of overcoming irrational fears? You need to find the string you left to lead yourself out of the maze....

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PeekabooAtTheZoo · 16/06/2022 20:49

This sounds like it might be a post-natal thing, like maybe post-natal anxiety or post-natal OCD. Can you talk to your GP or Health Visitor? You might find it's affecting you in lots of other little ways that you hadn't noticed. They can help you.

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